The best monsters have novelty: something fresh and interesting to offer.
We've reboozled the fintoozler to find silly examples of terrible technobabble.
Revenger's setting is both intriguing and highly confused.
Lack of plot focus in a story leads to convoluted and unpleasant detours.
An unsatisfying ending ruins the lasting impression a story leaves.
It’s challenging to maintain reader interest across multiple books.
Prologues are almost always meaningless and disconnected mistakes.
Meta commentary on storytelling is often pompous, harmful, and incorrect.
Ugh, why do stories have to be so political?
Pulpy scifi action can go hand in hand with relevant commentary.
What’s the point of cheering for the good guys when their victory is inevitable?
Without real problems for characters to confront, emotional arcs lack substance.
Lack of consideration can lead to underpowered abilities.
Love triangles have a bad reputation, but they can create compelling romance.
Sometimes a story is created as one thing, but you want to make it into another thing.
If a conflict is too difficult for the hero, its resolution will be unsatisfying.
War of the Spark's missteps makes its storyline both cliché and offensive.
The movie isn't always worse than the book.
Audiences expect more from stories that feature distressing subject matter.